“American officials have repeatedly referred to the country’s doctors and nurses as ‘heroes,’ and President Trump has described them as ‘running into death just like soldiers running into bullets.’ But the United States has approved no national hazard pay, and some health-care workers face reduced hours and pay as hospitals suffer losses.” WaPo: Some American nurses are facing pay cuts. But around the world, many are getting huge raises. (Yeah, but, those countries, well, I mean … forget it, I got nothin’…)

+ “Morganroth’s defense of pandemic Botox might seem odd, but it made perfect sense within the logic of the U.S. health-care system, which has seen Wall Street investors invade its every corner, engineering medical practices and hospitals to maximize profits as if they were little different from grocery stores. At the center of this story are private equity firms.” Bloomberg: How Private Equity Is Ruining American Health Care.

+ “So far, the riches are flowing in large part to hospitals that had already built up deep financial reserves to help them withstand an economic storm. Smaller, poorer hospitals are receiving tiny amounts of federal aid by comparison.” Wealthiest Hospitals Got Billions in Bailout for Struggling Health Providers.